well or beginning poorly, what is important is simply to begin — David Whyte Dear beloved, One of the most common questions I receive is, “Where do I begin?”. David Whyte’s poem Beginnings is full of wisdom to answer exactly that question.   well or beginning poorly, what is important is simply to begin but the ability…

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“What I see in nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility.” — Albert Einstein Dear beloved, It’s birthing season for our neighborhood white-tailed deer herd. Following the herd through the cycle of the year provides precious reminders of…

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“Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — A. A. Milne Dear beloved, As I reflect on my growth cycles over the past two years, it is difficult to pinpoint the moment I recognized I would be ok, my family would be…

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“There is a life-force within your soul, seek that life. There is a gem in the mountain of your body, seek that mine.” —Rumi Dear beloved, Since I first held her tiny unfolding form hours after birth, it’s been clear my granddaughter Rowan is here on a mission. She is a teacher and her lessons…

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“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” —Friedrich Nietzsche Dear beloved, My writing inspiration likes to show up in those liminal hours of dawn and then a morning river swim fills in the gap. As my week progresses I will see glimpses of the same…

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“A powerful mental shift takes place when we stop telling ourselves why something can’t happen. When we can envision a hoped-for future, we strengthen our belief that it is possible.” —Joanna Macy, “Allegiance to Life” Dear beloved, When I’m called to go to the inner depths where my own voice is strong and clear, it…

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“To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling. Logic can tell you superficially where a path might lead to, but it cannot judge whether your heart will be in it.” —Jean Shinoda Bolen Dear beloved, Two weeks ago we headed to Nashville, TN. The plan was…

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“Come to the woods, for here is rest.” —John Muir Dear beloved, When I asked for trees, Tennessee certainly delivered. Oh my, are there trees—of every shape and size—and what a glorious season to meet them, all bursting with life. I can’t seem to get enough of being in their presence. The dogwood’s graceful beauty…

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Learn about the Walnut Tree, the potential healing actions of the Gemmotherapy extract made from the buds of Walnut Tree, and how this extract can be viewed through the lens of Asian medicine. Gemmotherapy extracts are a unique botanical therapy, originating in Belgium,  that utilizes the meristem cells of trees to restore immunity. Discover the…

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